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My American Intellectual Elite (1974), republished by Transaction in 2005 is an early example of such work.

Charles Kadushin

> On Jun 13, 2014, at 9:55 AM, Jordi Comas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> SO a friend and colleague is starting to think about doing some network studies of intellectuals, their groups, and ideas or concepts.
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> FOr example, in a period, there are intellectuals who have relations due to co-membership in journals, schools, universities, and so on.  That is a first bimodal network of groups by persons.  Second, he wants to look at a topic like baking (not his topic) and how it emerges in one journal/person cluster and perhaps "moves' over time to others.  Like a diffusion study.
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> A question in my head is if the the people, groups and concepts can be one big bimodal network?  Or, can we have "trimodal" networks of three kinds of objects?
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> Are there models of how to study this kind of question that is at the intersection of social structure and meaning-making/cultural dynamics.
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> THANK YOU!
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> Jordi
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